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Elise Foley

Steve King Demands Conditions For Disaster Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday that federal aid for people impacted by Hurricane Sandy should be approved only with a specific...

Michael Calderone

How Iowa Paper Pushed Obama On The Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.25.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Obama campaign reversed course Wednesday morning by allowing an interview between the president and The Des Moines Register to be put ...

Local Issues Take Center Stage As Candidates Hit Trail

AP | KEN THOMAS and KASIE HUNT | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — The economy, economy, economy, right? Not always in this presidential election. For some voters in pivotal states, issues suc...

Struggling In Battleground State, Obama Launches Sharp Mitt Attack

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — President Barack Obama delivered his harshest rebuttal yet to rival Mitt Romney on Thursday, dismissing his challenger's clai...

Jason Linkins

Romney, Gingrich Predict They Will Either Win Or Lose In Iowa, Unless They Don't, Depending On When You Ask

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

There's only a few hours left before the Iowa caucuses, which means in a few hours, the Iowa Caucuses are going to happen. Time for stressed out candi...

Sam Stein

Ron Paul Opposed Government Aid For Asian Tsunami Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul's cross-party appeal rests not just on a strand of foreign policy that's utterly distinctive among the Republican candidates, but also o...

Santorum Makes Interesting Comparison

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

PERRY, Iowa — An increasingly upbeat Rick Santorum closed his intense presidential campaign for Iowa's leadoff Republican precinct caucuses Mond...

Mitt Romney: Obama Promises As Good As Kardashian Wedding Vows

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney made an unusual dig at President Obama on Sunday, comparing him to Kim Kardashian. "I’ve been looking at some video clips on YouTube...

Michele Bachmann Needs A Miracle

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

By Eric Johnson OSKALOOSA, Iowa, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Facing colossal odds in the Republican nomination race, presidential candidate Michel...

Surprising Statistic Could Spell Trouble For Romney

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

MERRIMACK, N.H. — The political world shifts 1,300 miles east later this week. And the end of Tuesday's Iowa presidential caucuses will give wa...

Gingrich Levels Harsh Accusation At Romney

AP | SHANNON MCCAFFREY | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Struggling to reverse a slide in his standing, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich said Sunday he'd been "Romne...

Bachmann Loves Her Guns

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Note to all wild animals or potentially-violent criminals: Michele Bachmann knows how to shoot a gun. Really, really well. Speaking at an Iowa radi...

Newt Does Not Want To Talk About Second Wife

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich took a quick break from the campaign trail in Iowa on Wednesday to sit down with Chuck Todd for a wide-ranging interview that touched on...

Jon Ward

WATCH: Ad Defends Ron Paul Against Racist Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

The super PAC supporting Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his presidential campaign released a powerful 2-minute web ad this morning designed to hit back at...

Paul Campaign To Supporters: Shave, Put Away The Booze

nytimes.com | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES -- Ron Paul's college-aged volunteer army -- a core of the powerful ground organization that is the envy of rivals -- is descending on Iowa...

Rick Perry Makes Big Flip Flop

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry said Wednesday that he has "always struggled" with his position on abortion and cla...

Team Obama Employs Tortoise-Versus-Hare Strategy In Key Battleground

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — One presidential campaign claims an impressive effort in Iowa this year: eight offices opened, 350,000 phone calls to potenti...

Time Is Running Out

AP | DAVID ESPO and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa caucus campaign that has cycled through several Republican presidential front-runners entered its final week Monday, ...

Rick Santorum Has Interesting Idea Of Post-Christmas Fun

Des Moines Register | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Steve King, one of Iowa's most prominent conservative politicians, is scheduled to spend this afternoon hunting pheasants near Adel with for...

Bad Weather Could Cause Surprise Win In Iowa

Mike Huckabee | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidate who won Iowa in 2008 is predicting that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be victorious in the Iowa cau...

Overwhelmed By a Decision? Go for Overwhelming

Matthew Dowd | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

If a job, a person or a presidential candidate doesn't energize and move you, consider waiting.

Santorum: 'Our Country Will Fall' Because Of Same-Sex Marriage

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

Rick Santorum believes that gay marriage could doom the U.S. "We have to fight the battles in the states," he said Saturday night at Iowa's Thanks...

Focus Diverges From Social Issues In Socially Conservative Key Primary State

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — It's spring in Iowa and the harbingers of the presidential race are showing up everywhere. Contenders for the Republican nomi...

Rand Paul Hailed As Emerging GOP Player In Iowa

AP | By GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was hailed in Iowa Saturday as an emerging party player for his government-shrinking, deficit-cutting message ...

Growing Evangelical Clout Shaping 2012 Debate In Key Primary State

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidates take note: the clout of social and religious conservatives is growing in politically crucial I...